The Performance Series takes place at the Patricia M. Kuran Cultural Arts Center also known
as "The Old Carriage House". The Arts Center faces Watson Road; however, it is part of the Fanwood Borough Hall property
and the actual address is 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023. Please go to our Directions page for in depth directions, maps and photos at:
Mayor Colleen Mahr and
The Fanwood Arts Council Present
Lizanne Knott and Craig Bickhardt
Saturday May 10, 7PM
These are two extremely talented musicians. I can not wait to experience their performances in our beautiful and historic space! We hope
to have our new sound system up and running for this show.
Craig is a singer/songwriter of the old school – you can hear echoes of such 60s folk revival artists as Tom Rush, Gordon
Lightfoot and Eric Andersen in his work. Added to this is the melodic sophistication of a Jimmy Webb or a Paul Simon, as
well as a spare but telling lyric approach. “I admire songwriters like Woody Guthrie and poets like Robert Frost because
they created functional art,” he says. “Too much music today is just for the singer, not for Everyman. I think of my work
as a ‘Please Touch’ museum – I want my songs to be sung until they’re worn out.”
"After all his years in the big time, [Bickhardt] has managed to retain that purity of spirit...refreshingly real."
- Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Bickhardt flips through the pages of life with enormous grace, creating vivid landscapes depicting themes, dreams and
personal events -- each song an exquisitely crafted 'could be me' storybook journey." - Stephanie P. Ledgin, Author of
Discovering Folk Music
A long standing member of the Philadelphia music scene and managing partner of Grammy Award Winning MorningStar Studios,
Lizanne Knott has been captivating audiences throughout the US and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around
Bob Harris - BBC2 - London: “Lizanne Knott is a beautiful talent. Soft spoken words, intelligent poetic lyrics and a voice that
defies any age. A class act all the way around and beloved by her friends and fans alike. A rare artist”
Tina Shafer ~ Artistic Director - New York Songwriter's Circle: “Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction
to any artist in recent years that we've had for Lizanne Knott"
Our final spring performance will be June 14, at 7PM, at the Patricia Kuran Cultural Arts Center.
Stay tuned for more specifics about upcoming themes and artists...
As usual we will be offering refreshments for sale, during the intermissions. We ussually make some home made cookies, have a variety of chips, and
various other finger foods donated by our volunteers and regular attendees. (Please feel free to bring along something for our intermission food table!)
Snapple has generously donated beverages for our intermission. They have also donated a new tent to cover the food tables, and 2 great new coolers on wheels to keep
the beverages that they are donating cold.
Nicks Deli (formerly South Martine Avenue Deli) will be adding some of their favorite appetizers and pizza samples to our intermission food table. They
are famous for thier New York Style large slices and delicious garlic knots....
Mara's Cafe will be adding their excellent baked treats to our ussual home made cookies etc.... Mara's grinds their own coffee beans, offers authentic
Italian Gelato, and a huge assortment of pastries, cookies, and delicious canolis. They will be featuring live music of thier own on Wednesday nights!
Experience great performances in a historic setting right in your own back yard! Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students.
This program is made possible in part by a HEART (History, Education, Arts Reaching Thousands) Grant from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.